MATRIXSYNTH: CRT for Fairlight CMI 1 II IIX

Monday, January 20, 2020

CRT for Fairlight CMI 1 II IIX


via this auction

"The first four photos are the NEW CRT available in this listing and the last two photos are of two 30+ year old CRTs that I replaced

**This listing is for the CRT tube only. The monitor housing and light pen are not included. Swapping out the CRT tube in your Fairlight monitor is a pretty straight forward process. No soldering is required. All you need to do is discharge the anode. Making your own anode discharging tool is simple.

This is exactly what you need if your Fairlight CMI I, II, IIX monitor has the dreaded "cataracts" or is flawed in some other way. These new old stock made in USA CRTs are exactly what Fairlight used in their machines in the 70s and 80s. I blasted them with a halogen lamp for some of the photos so you can see it has the correct anti glare construction just like the originals. I also wanted to highlight that these new old stock CRTs have no glue issues whatsoever. Under normal light conditions the black is much richer like you would expect.

They are in perfect condition and still in the original packaging. I have used these personally in my own Fairlight with perfect results. (shown in the first photo of this listing) I combed the world to find these and when I did I purchased every one they had. (not cheap) Each original CRT box is opened and inspected before shipping. They still have the original protective plastic film on the front of the glass etc.

The item will be shipped in its original packaging and then boxed again with inches of protective bubble wrap to protect the CRT tube inside the original packing.

WARNING: Before you go digging around in your monitor you have to do ONE SIMPLE task for your own safety. People seem to over blow how dangerous this task is. It is pretty simple. You have to discharge the ANODE that is connected to the CRT. I will be happy to walk anyone through this process.

**These are new old stock Green Phosphorus CRTs with an anti reflective layer exactly like what shipped with your CMI 1, II, IIX

These were always stored at a climate controlled professional facility and are some of the last CRTs ever made so they are much newer than the the CRTs that came in your CMI, but are the same in every way except for age. This means they have absolutely no glue or age issues and will look correct for your instrument. It is like going back in time from a cosmetics perspective. (you have to have the anti reflective matte layer for it to look like a CMI, a glossy monitor will look wrong and have distracting glare)"

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